Tuesday, December 22, 2009

TK # 49: Green Day - American Idiot (2004)

Name the one band over the last decade that was best able to combine artistic significance, commercial clout and critical accolades with arena filling power. You might say Radiohead or Wilco, but you’d be wrong. It was Green Day, and American Idiot was a political manifesto that was too long, had its share of clunky lyrics, but bristled with the power and the fury found only in the greatest rock and roll records.

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